Business & Policy

Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations

Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Yukako Uchinaga, Keiko Tashio, Deepa Purushothaman, Alicia Ogawa.

To register, please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email

In light of an unprecedented global movement to increase the number of women at the board/managerial level, the importance of diversity has moved Japan and other nations to implement similar women’s empowerment programs. In the case of Japan, the Abe administration made one of its primary goals to increase the proportion of women at the board/managerial level up to 30% by 2020. With the movement for women’s equality in the workplace in full swing, we bring together a panel of Japanese and American experts to examine the successes and challenges of corporate initiatives with the intent of fostering women’s empowerment and engagement in the U.S. and Japan. Topics we plan to examine in detail are: successful initiatives that have led to an increase in the number of women at the board/managerial level, the challenges that women still face in the workplace, and also a look at the international ideas that the U.S. and Japan can adopt and implement to further the women’s movement.

Yukako Uchinaga, Board Chair, J-Win (Japan Women’s Innovative Network); Board Chair, Japan Diversity Network Association; President & CEO, Globalization Research Institute (GRI) Co., Ltd.
Keiko Tashiro, Executive Managing Director & Head of Americas, Daiwa Securities Group Inc., and Chairwoman & Chief Executive Officer, Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc.
Deepa Purushothaman, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Alicia Ogawa
, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

6:00 – 6:30 PM   Registration
6:30 – 8:30         Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:30 – 9              Networking Reception


Non-members: $15
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10

Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10

Academic and government: $10

Part of Women on the Rise
This season Japan Society launches a new long-term initiative Women on the Rise, bringing to the fore programming and content related to women, and shining a light on women who are pushing boundaries and expanding horizons within their field. 

This program is supported by a generous grant from The Sasakawa Peace Foundation – through the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.


Transportation is assisted in part by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

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